finding beauty in the common and the uncommon

Welcome to the website of photographer Mikel Detmer


Mt. Sneffels

A spring snowstorm is about to lay another fresh layer of snow on Mt. Sneffels, near Ouray, CO.

New Gallery feature

My website now has an exciting new feature!
If you’d like to see all of the photos in an easy to browse layout, try out the new Gallery.
Just click “Gallery” at the top of the page, and have a look.

As a bonus, you’ll also have the option to see higher resolution images, up to 2048×2048.
Be warned, the files may take a bit longer to load.

(By the way, they’re still not as big as the originals…
Some of the originals can be printed at very high quality up to 10 feet long!)

three fatties

Two golden-mantled ground squirrels and a chipmunk are gorging themselves thanks to messy birds at the bird feeder overhead. While they all look similar, only the chipmunk has stripes on its face. I wish I didn’t know, so I could think of the chipmunks as the babies and the ground squirrels as the adults – much more fun!

Pasque flowers in the Rockies

A small group of alpine Pasque flowers is evidence that spring has come to the Rockies.
The photo was taken near the small mountain town of Ouray, Colorado.



Help each other reach higher

many blossoms

Tree blossoms are always such a welcome sign of spring,
along with the soft fragrance they leave on the breeze.

a man that likes his coffee

A friend with his trusty companion, his thermos filled with coffee.